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National Institute of Criminology,

2018 work plan

  

I. RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS

 

A) Key research topics

 
First main direction: Society and crime

1.   Understanding the road to crime among adult re-offenders
Researchers: Eszter Sárik (projectmaganer), Orsolya Bolyky

2.   Applied criminology
Researcher: Tünde A. Barabás

3.  

Criminal psychology
Researcher: György Virág

 
Second main direction: Security, Public security

4.  

Possibilities of measuring security in certain Hungarian towns
Researcher: Tünde A. Barabás

5.  

Vigilantism against Migrants and Minorities (international cooperation)
Researchers: Szilveszter Póczik (projectmaganer), Eszter Sárik

6.  

PoMigra – Political motivated crime in the light of current migration flows (international cooperation)
Researchers: Szilveszter Póczik (projectmaganer), Eszter Sárik


Third main direction: Crime control
 

7.  

Changes in criminal statistics. Why does the number of registered crimes decrease?
Researcher: József Kó

8.  

‘Delirious’ traffic.’ Characteristics of traffic offences committed under the influence of drugs
Researcher: Ildikó Ritter

9.  

Case law on child endangerment
Researcher: Ágnes Solt 


Fourth main direction: Outstanding or dangerous crimes and perpetrators

10.  

Balkan Homicide Study (BHS) – Legal and criminological comparison of murders committed in the Balkan countries, in Hungary and in Romania
Researchers: Orsolya Bolyky (projectmaganer), Eszter Sárik

11.  

Preparing students enrolled in police officer training for dealing with victims of violent crimes, with special regard to victims of sexual violence
Researcher: Katalin Parti

12.  

Opinions of practitioners on the latency of violent sexual crimes
Researchers: Katalin Parti (projectmaganer), Robin A. Robinson

13.  

‘Newborn babies thrown away.’ The criminological examination of the situation of women committing homicide on their newborn babies
Researcher: Ágnes Solt

14.  

Longitudinal study of criminals sentenced to actual life imprisonment
Researchers: Ágnes Solt (projectmaganer), Szilvia Antal


Research outside the main directions

15.  

Analysis of criminal proceedings initiated for quackery
Researcher: Judit Szabó

16.  

Foundations of criminology in Hungarian criminal law IV.
Researcher: Ádám Mészáros

17.  

French criminal law institutions II.
Researcher: Ádám Mészáros

18.  

The changing role of victims in criminal proceedings
Researcher: Anna Kiss

19.  

The enforcement of the sanctions regime of the new Criminal Code
Researcher: György Vókó

20.  

The comparative analysis of the institutions of the Belgian, the French and the Hungarian law of criminal enforcement
Researcher: György Vókó 

21.  

Criminal proceedings in theory and practice II.
Researcher: Anna Kiss


B) Research projects initiated by the prosecutor’s offices


B/1. Research commissioned by the Chief Prosecutor’s Office

22.  

Difficulties in the classification of corruption offences in the light of the relevant guidelines of the Prosecutor General's Office, as well as the challenges in latency, detection and proof of these crimes
Researchers: Klára Kerezsi (projectmaganer), József Kó, Krisztina Farkas

23.  

The international regulation of integrity analyses; practical measures following integrity analyses with a positive result, in view of the investigation practices and the case law; the comparative analysis of these and the Hungarian experiences
Researchers: Krisztina Farkas (projectmaganer), Orsolya Bolyky, Eszter Sárik

24.  

The practical enforcement of the legal consequences under substantive law relating to the commission of a premeditated crime in the framework of a criminal organisation
Researchers: Orsolya Bolyky (projectmaganer), Eszter Sárik

25.  

The criminological study of sexual violence committed against persons younger than twelve years of age
Researcher: Judit Szabó

26.  

The typical difficulties and good practices relating to the detection and proving of budget fraud committed regarding financial support received from European Union funds
Researchers: Krisztina Farkas (projectmaganer), Renáta Garai

27.  

Internet use during criminal activity, with special regard to the role of international cooperation in detecting cross-border computer-related crimes, and the problems of evidence
Researcher: Katalin Parti

28.  

The crime of domestic violence in judicial practice
Researcher: Renáta Garai

29.  

Characteristics and trends of violent crimes against property
Researcher: László Tibor Nagy

30.  

The typical reasons for rejecting reports of crimes and terminating the investigation in criminal cases relating to cruelty to animals
Researcher: Katalin Tilki

  
B/2. Research commissioned by the County Prosecutors’ Offices

31.  

The place and role in criminal proceedings of persons requiring special treatment
Researcher: Anna Kiss

32.  

The frequency of permanent diving bans in cases initiated for traffic offences, based on judicial practice
Researcher: Ildikó Ritter (projectmaganer), Katalin Tilki, Renáta Garai

33.  

The interpretation of provocative anti-social behaviour in judicial practice, in cases initiated for disorderly conduct
Researcher: László Tibor Nagy

34.  

Lessons learned from and problems relating to the use of the polygraph in criminal proceedings
Researcher: Gabriella Kármán (projectmaganer), Judit Szabó

35.  

Special features of crimes committed in Hungary by foreign nationals, in view of the migration crisis of 2015-2017
Researcher: Szilveszter Póczik (projectmaganer), Orsolya Bolyky, Eszter Sárik

36.  

The expected impact of developments in the vehicle industry (e.g. self-driving vehicles, security systems etc.) on traffic offences
Researcher: Anna Kiss

37.  

The role of the impact of duress on the victim, with particular regard to the assessment of self-defence and crimes committed displaying or carrying a weapon [Section 22 and paragraphs 5, 6 and 7 of Section 459(1) of the Criminal Code]
Researcher: Ádám Mészáros

38.  

Increasingly strict punishments in the case of drug trafficking
Researcher: Ildikó Ritter

 

II. TASKS COMPLETED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF COOPERATION

39.  

Law enforcement measures for the protection of cultural property
(Collaborative research with the Doctoral School of Police Science at the National University of Public Service)
Researchers: Gabriella Kármán (projectmaganer), Klára Kerezsi

 
Workshops at National Institute of Criminology
2018

 

24th October

Katalin Parti – Robin Robinson:

Reasons of Underreporting Sexual Violence – Research in Hungary

The workshop is held in English.
Please register attendance in due time:

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